Non-Transportation Zone (NTZ)

Bus and Building

The Texarkana Arkansas School District has implemented Non-Transportation Zones (NTZ) around each campus as the District’s Transportation Department continues to face challenges in recruiting and retaining enough bus drivers to maintain the number of routes needed to service morning and afternoon regular routes, Special Education routes, and extra-curricular activities. Due to the location and limited pedestrian access to Arkansas Middle School, a Non-Transportation Zone is not established.

Families can find out if they reside in an NTZ by reviewing the campus NTZ links in the navigation bar on this page. NTZs are illustrated as colorful boundaries around a campus. Students who live within the NTZ marked zones are not eligible to ride the school bus. However, in some instances, a student living within the NTZ may be able to walk to a stop located outside of the NTZ.

For additional information as to why the District is implementing Non-Transportation Zones, please take a moment to review our Frequently Asked Questions below.

School Opening Hours – To help accommodate families who reside in an NTZ and need to drop off students early in order to make it to work, campuses will be open at the following times:

  • Elementary - 7:00 a.m.

  • Arkansas Middle - 7:30 a.m.

  • Arkansas High School - 7:30 a.m.

For more information about bus transportation, visit the Transportation Department webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions